I Had No Idea campaign raises awareness about National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

“But people who seek help and the proper treatment can recover. It’s one of the conditions that really needs to be coordinated between a psychiatrist, pediatrician and/or a family physician. Communications between those professionals is vital and early intervention is the key.”

Educating yourself and those around you about eating disorders is a great way to get involved this month. Visit NEDAwareness.org to review information about how eating disorders develop and why they are so complex, as well as find out how you can be proactive in recognizing contributing factors and being a part of the fight against these life threatening illnesses.

NEDA has information and resources available at www.NationalEatingDisorders.org and NEDA Helpline: (800) 931-2237.

NAMI has also provided a fact sheet for more information: http://nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&Template=ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=65851